Interactive Buffet & Station Ideas for a Wedding, Mitzvah & Party

When it comes to hosting a wedding, bat & bar mitzvah or party, presentation is everything. Appetizers, cocktails and desserts can be easily forgotten. But you don’t need to serve the crème de la crème to make your food and drink choices memorable.

Industry expert Brianna Ellis from The Sands at Atlantic Beach notes “interactive food stations such as “Action Stations” really make your guests enjoy ordering and choosing food options with their own personal twist.”

Up the WOW factor of everyday favorites with these
10 ideas for creative, fun & beautifully styled buffets and stations!

Creative Ideas for Wedding & Party Buffet StationsFOOD & DESSERT BUFFETS

1. Build Your Own Station READ MORE ......

Find of the Week – Moses Date Vodka

Last week’s Kosherfest featured a lot of amazing new products in the Kosher world.  One of our absolute favorites was a date-flavored vodka by Moses. With the sweetness of candy and a little kick, Moses Date Vodka is enjoyed ice-cold on the rocks, or can be mixed as a cocktail – a favorite combination is with lime and sriracha. Once a bottle is opened, this internationally award-winning spirit doesn’t last long!

Moses Date-Flavored Kosher Vodka

You can pick up your bottle (or two) of Moses Date Vodka at Skyview Wine & Spirits.

Use code MazelDeal for 10% off all liquor, or 20% off 12 or more bottles of wine, excluding sales items. Lowest prices guaranteed.


10 Ways to “Set the Bar” – Wedding Bar & Teen Drink Bars

Wedding BarHere are 10 ways to take your bar from ordinary to extra-ordinary!

At most weddings, mitzvahs and events, the bar is a fun place to be. Good drinks and company are only part of the allure. There’s also the set-up and presentation.

The same looks and designs can be used for alcohol-free kids and teen bars.

1. “Setting the Bar” – Lit From Within

Backlighting the bar is cool trick that gives off a soft glow.  This bar gives off a purple haze with a pipe and drape backdrop.   The white light in the cabinet highlights the drink options. READ MORE ......

3 Steps To The Perfect Signature Cocktails & Mocktails

Signature cocktails and mocktails are the perfect compliment to any event. They can be served before an outdoor wedding ceremony to cool off guests, as a cocktail hour addition, or even a sweetened liquid dessert. Not only does it give guests something a little more interesting to choose from than champagne or Pepsi, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to add more creativity to your menu!

So, where to start?

Your Signature Drink Style Guide

Something Blue Wedding Cocktails | Signature DrinksPhoto: Something Blue Cocktails

Step 1: Create it! READ MORE ......

Party Food Trend – Interactive Action Stations

Party food is all about being innovative and delicious – the less predictable the better! Jewish celebrations – weddings, bar & bat mitzvahs and brises – are moving away from the typical Kosher catering food choices and presentations. Trendy cuisine options for your special event menu are being served in innovative and fun ways.  The experts at The Original Jem Caterers share the latest trends in kosher party food.

“Grab & Go” Appetizers & Interactive Food Stations

Jem Caterers Pass Around Shooters

Pass Around Shooters from The Original Jem Caterers

2012 Wrap-Up – Highlights from Mazelmoments Blog

As the year draws to an end,  we want to take a moment to thank all of you for being part of our community and continuing to support us.  We are grateful to be part of planning your special day, whether it be a wedding, b’nai mitzvah or bris, and hope we inspired you.  Before we turn the page to 2013 – let’s take a peek back at some of the highlights from 2012!


Some of the most popular themes for the year have been:

Break out the Red Carpet!  Hollywood Theme
Hollywood Bat Mitzvah Party

Hollywood Theme Bar Mitzvah Decor by Mizrachi Centerpieces

Full Article - Hollywood Theme Ideas for Bar/Bat Mitzvah Sweet 16 or Party

Take Guests Down the Rabbit Hole with an Alice in Wonderland Theme READ MORE ......

DIY Hot Chocolate Bar

A DIY Hot Cocoa Table is the perfect ending for your winter wedding, bat/bar mitzvah or holiday party!

Hot Chocolate Bar DIY

DIY Hot Chocolate Bar

This Gourmet Hot Chocolate Station, featured on Hostess With The Mostess, lets guests add homemade peppermint, chocolate, and vanilla marshmallows (view recipe).  The bar also features a decorative bottle of rum that adult guests can use to create a delicious hot toddy!

Other fun toppings can incude doughnuts, cookies, chocolate, mint chocolate (thin mints), pies and tarts.  I actually can’t think of anything that wouldn’t be amazing with a good cup of hot chocolate.  Be creative and enjoy! READ MORE ......

Color Trends for Spring 2013 | Wedding, Mitzvah, Party

We’re in the midst of New York’s Fashion Week, and everyone’s buzzing about the latest trends and styles.  September is also a reminder that the end of 2012 is approaching (sigh) and 2013 wedding, bat & bar mitzvah and special event planning is in full gear.  So it’s perfect timing that the color experts at Pantone announced:

Color Trends for Spring 2013

Pantone Color Spring 2013 Trends

Source: Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2013

According to the report, “this season, designers overwhelmingly address consumers’ desire for self-expression, balance and the need to re-energize.”  That sounds about right! Fashion colors can be great inspiration for wedding and party decor.  So we decided to create inspiration boards for some of our favorites.  Enjoy! READ MORE ......

Martini & Mocktini Signature Cocktails For Your Color Theme

Martini Signature Cocktail by Wedding & Party Color ThemeOn National Martini Day, we rounded up the best martini and mocktini recipes to match your wedding or party color palette.  Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple or white – regardless of your theme, we’ve got the perfect signature cocktail for you! READ MORE ......

Frozen Cocktail Push-Pops & Spiked Snow Cones | Summer Weddings & Parties

It’s about that time…time to put away your winter clothes and break out your t-shirts and summer dresses.  Summer’s around the corner!  Finally!

Beautiful weather means outdoor weddings, parties and events. Ask any man and you’ll quickly learn that outdoor events also mean….Sweat!  Not to worry – here are some refreshing & fun ideas to keep your guests cool at your summer reception.

Frozen Cocktail Push-Pops

Frozen Cocktail Push PopAbigail Kirsch Catering Relationships sets the standard for creativity and presentation with their innovative take on the popular “cupcake push-pops”.  These frozen cocktail push-pops are sure to be a hit at your outdoor summer event.  Abigail Kirsch offers the push-pops in a variety of flavors. READ MORE ......